Visit the Cold Canyon Landfill and Recycling Facility to be amazed by and educated about what happens to our recyclables and trash. On this trip, students will see how their recyclables are sorted and processed by various trucks and machines. Students will also visit our recycling education center, filled with hands-on exhibits and displays. Field trips are from 9:00-11:30am, and the bus cost is paid for by IWMA. Grades 3-12, 2 hours. Prerequisite: Introduction to Recycling.

Download the Next Generation Science Standards for this program (PDF).

Field Trip Instructions

Download our Teacher Instructions Checklist (PDF) for field trip instructions. Be sure to follow these instructions carefully as you plan for the field trip and on the day of your field trip.

For instructions on how to get to Cold Canyon Landfill, find a map and directions here.

Chaperone Letter

We have provided a Chaperone Letter (PDF) that can be sent to your chaperones who will be assisting on the field trip to the landfill. Please be sure to put the date and time of the field trip on the dotted line at the top of the page.

California Science Standards

3rd Grade

Resources
a) utility of energy sources
b) (non)renewable resources
c) natural origin of materials

4th Grade

Life Sciences
2c) decomposers recycle
3d) microorganisms can be beneficial

5th Grade

Physical Sciences
a) reactants can form different products
Earth Sciences
d) limited water
Investigation
a) classify objects

6th Grade

Resources
a) utility of energy sources
b) (non)renewable resources
c) natural origin of materials